This is a fantasy series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_of_Truth
It’s an excellent series, whether you glean the Rand influences or not; but by the time you get to Faith of the Fallen (the sixth book), it’s evident that the author shares the philosophical bent of Ayn Rand but has woven it into a fantasy setting as opposed to the contemporary vision of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
Even the “rules” that appear in the books from time to time, referred to as Wizard Rules, seem related to Rand’s views in some ways. For instance:
"The most important rule there is, the Wizard’s Sixth Rule: the only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason. The first law of reason is this: what exists, exists, what is, is and from this irreducible bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. It is the foundation from which life is embraced.
Thinking is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts nor are they a means to discover them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality; it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss that we refuse to see. Faith and feelings are the darkness to reasons light. In rejecting reason, refusing to think, one embraces death."[/quote]
Oh, that is 100% Rand. I knew there was some reason I liked that bad show! (Other than the hot baybees of course…)
If I ever read fiction again, I’ll have to check that out.
OP: if you like Rand’s fiction, but haven’t read her non-fiction, I recommend it. Intro to Objectivist Epistemology is short and sweet.